Value Voter Summit Straw Poll Results, Ron Paul Wins, Cain Second, Santorum Third #VVS11

Value Voter Summit Straw Poll Results

Ron Paul – 37 percent
Herman Cain – 23 percent
Rick Santorum – 16 percent
Rick Perry – 8 percent
Michele Bachmann – 8 percent
Mitt Romney – 4 percent
Newt Gingrich – 3 percent
Undecided – 1 percent
Jon Huntsman – 0 percent

 Rep. Ron Paul scored a decisive victory in a mock presidential election at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Saturday, while his fellow Texan, Rick Perry, tied for fourth.

Paul got 37 percent of the vote; two other conservative favorites, businessman Herman Cain and former Sen. Rick Santorum, took second and third place, respectively, in the straw poll of some 3,000 religious activists.  Cain got 23 percent of the vote and Santorum, 16 percent.

Perry and Michele Bachmann won 8 percent apiece. Mitt Romney got 4 percent of the vote and Newt Gingrich, 3 percent.

A year ago in the same contest, Paul came in second-to-last.

The victory for the longtime congressman and three-time presidential contender over his Republican rivals in the presidential contest was all the more surprising because Paul’s principled libertarianism sometimes puts him at odds with the views of social conservatives on issues such as gay marriage and drug laws.

But in a speech hours before the straw poll results were announced, Paul argued that his staunch fiscal conservatism and dogmatic views on liberty were in tune with family values and the Bible.

via Paul Wins Values Voter Straw Poll – Lindsey Boerma – NationalJournal.com.

ABC news listed Value Voters top picks for Vice-President

 Michele Bachmann; Herman Cain; Marco Rubio; and Rick Santorum.

Saturday’s results were very different from last year’s Values Voter straw poll. The support for both Romney and Newt Gingrich declined markedly. Last year, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., won the straw poll and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took second place. Paul barely registered in 2010.

As ABC News’ Jason Volack reported, Rep. Paul spoke to the audience of hundreds of social conservatives in Washington earlier today, telling them that war was the greatest threat to the modern family.

via Ron Paul Wins 2011 Values Voter Straw Poll, Herman Cain Takes Second Place – ABC News.

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